I'm trying to catch-up with posts before I head off for campamento. All my posting will be today, as I will be away from tomorrow through Saturday, with no internet access.
Last Saturday evening we participated in a Solemn Evensong at the Cathedral of St. Luke, the seat of the Diocese of Panamá. The Rt. Rev. Juliio E. Murray Th., Bishop of the Diocese of Panamá, installed or seated or I-don't-know-what-to-call-it the Canons who were named at Diocesan Convention last year. Reverendo. Luis F. Cáceres, Assistant Rector of Parroquia San Cristóbal and Canon Chaplain of the Episcopal Schools; Reverenda Glenda McQueen, Interim Priest at San Pablo and Canon for Congregational Development; and Lic. Walter Smith, Canon for Theological Education were honored. Canons in the Diocese of Panamá have their own special seats at the cathedral, so they were officially "seated." It was a very nice service, and I chanted the prayers in both español y engish. Here are the photos.
The Rood Screen at Catedral San Lucas
Bién Cuidao pastores (Many times when one parks in Panama City, one will be approached by a young man who will watch your car while you are away. He will say bién cuida'o (bién cuidado). When you return, you will pay him a quarter. These shepherds are the bién cuida'o guys for los Tres Reyes Magos.
The Thurifer censes the congregation during the Magnificat
Bishop Murray with the canons
Bishop Murray presents the new Canons to the congregation
¡La paz del Señor sea siempre con ustedes! (The peace of the Lord be always with you)
The Canons are properly seated
Later, El Obispo tells some story about the Terrible Padre Mickey, who has no shame
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